Re: Is BlackSmithing Worth it

Matthew <iamacatslaveand@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

"Miikka" <nope@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Steve Kaye <nospam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I think that I read that they intend to fix that in the next patch by
buffing the end-game benefits of the other professions.

They are buffing the other professions, but as we are getting epic
gems in the patch also, the benefit from blacksmithing sockets gets
increased automatically too. So in the end the relative strength is
the same. The one thing that is getting nerfed a bit is Jewelcrafting
bonuses: their BoP gems won't be prismatic anymore.

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on
society." -Mark Twain

Umm not nerfed buffed

a.. Dragon's Eye gems stat bonuses increased.

These are in line with the other tradeskill buffs. What is not mentioned
in the notes is that in the PTR the cut Dragon's Eye gems only match one
color. ie. Runed Dragon's Eye ( only
matches a red socket. In the live realms they are prismatic and match
any socket. What this meant was that when fulfilling meta-gem requirements
and making better socket bonuses to work, a jewelcrafter could replace
the otherwise sub-optimal gems with Dragon's Eyes. After the patch
they can't do that anymore, so it is somewhat of a nerf but only really
to balance the benefit compared to other tradeskills.

b.. New recipes have been added for cutting epic gems and can be purchased
using Dalaran Jewelcrafter's tokens.
c.. Icy Prism now has a chance of yielding an epic gem.
d.. Raw epic gems can be obtained via the following means:
a.. Prospecting Titanium Ore
b.. Alchemy transmutations
c.. Purchased with honor
d.. Purchased with Emblems of Heroism

And these are a significant buff to a jewelcrafter's gold making
potential, at least at the start if you're prepared. :D

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on
society." -Mark Twain

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